Pork & Beans, the latest restaurant from Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group and with Keith Fuller from the now closed Root 174 as chef/co-owner (more info here). We met our friends S&R after we saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. We had made reservations for 5 but the show ended a bit earlier than we expected and since it was so darn cold outside, we didn't want to walk around town. So we went over and happily, they were able to seat us a bit early.
We were a bit apprehensive about seating because of me in the wheelchair. Meat & Potatoes is fine, but at Butcher & the Rye, there is 1 step up to the the non-communal seating or we can sit at the communal tables, which isn't the best option because of the long benches and trying to fit the wheelchair in and not be in the way or be disruptive with shifting the bench and/or table. täkō isn't wheelchair friendly at all - I believe when SP was there he said it was all high top tables and it was super crowded so it would be difficult if not impossible to maneuver the wheelchair. When he asked about a wheelchair person, he was told they would seat them next door at B&tR, which is a reasonable accommodation, but eating täkō food at B&tR isn't really the same as eating täkō food at täkō.
In the front part of P&B there are a lot of high tables, but in the back are the communal tables which, happily, are not all bench seating but have chairs so one can easily be removed. The are some booths, but they are up a step.
Kosher Brine). I wanted an iced tea while I thought about cocktails, but sadly, P&B doesn't serve iced tea. I was really surprised - no iced tea in a barbecue/smoked meats place?! I ended up enjoying 2 glasses of Chateau Tassin Bordeaux Blanc 2015, France (Draft). For beer lovers, there are a lot of beers available.
Overall, we really enjoyed our meal at P&B. Our server was fantastic. We weren't rushed at all. Our food was smoky and yummy and there was plenty of it for us. SP & I both brought home leftovers for lunch on Sunday. I've been thinking a lot about that pimento cheese, so that's a sign it was a good meal.
We'll be back.